Admission Criteria

Summary of Admission Criteria

The Board of Governors draws up the admissions criteria and delegates to an Admissions Sub- Committee, which includes the Principal, the responsibility for applying these criteria. Any reference herein to the term Board of Governors, includes any Committee or Sub-Committee appointed by the Board of Governors for the purpose of applying the Admission Criteria set out herein. The lodging of an application is interpreted by the Board of Governors as an indication that the parents and the child concerned are in agreement with the ethos, philosophy, aims, policies and regulations of the school, including any code of conduct or discipline policy.

In selecting children for admission, children resident in Northern Ireland at the time of their proposed admission to the College will be selected before any child not so resident. Applicants should note that they may be required to produce documents verifying their address or the age of the child concerned.


The following criteria will be applied in the order set down 1  5 below by the Board of Governors of St. Joseph’s College in selecting students for Year 8. In the event of over-subscription, in any one criterion taken in order, priority will be given on the basis of proximity of home to school.

  1. Students who normally reside in the following parishes:Enniskillen, Botha, Pobal, Cleenish (not listed in order of preference)
  2. Students not residents of the above parishes, whose brother(s) attend or have attended the college.
  3. Students who have, or previously had, a family connection with the college.
  4. Students with special circumstances e.g. Social Services Report, health or security reasons. The Board of Governors will determine the merits of individual cases.
  5. Students from other parishes.


  1. A student will be considered for enrolment provided that the school will not exceed its enrolment numbers as determined by the Department of Education.
  2. A student may be accepted into the school provided that, in the opinion of the Board of Governors, this would not prejudice the efficient use of the school’s resources.
  3. The admission of a student may not result in an increase in class size beyond that which is consistent with the school Curriculum Policy.


2008/2009 – 74 Admissions,  39 Total Applications, 39 Total Admissions
2009/2010 – 74 Admissions,  41 Total Applications, 41 Total Admissions
2010/2011 – 74  Admissions,  29 Total Applications, 29 Total Admissions